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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01768
Asked by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 22 July 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what the take-up rate has been for the Victim Notification Scheme, as a percentage of all eligible victims, in each of the last three financial years.

Current status: Answered by Keith Brown on 10 August 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government does not hold the data requested.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for issuing Victim Notification Scheme packs. They have advised that the number of packs issued over the last 3 years is:

2018-19 1,880

2019-20 1,788

2020-21 1,158

Eligible victims can register for the scheme at any time. The Scottish Prison Service have advised that the numbers of victims who have opted to register for the scheme in the last 3 years, are as follows:

2018-19 443

2019-20 472

2020-21 306